PhD position in degradable and durable polymers
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland, Europe

Your main task will be the planning and execution of experimental lab work as well as the formal analysis and processing of data. Within the project this includes: Organic synthesis, optimization and spectroscopic characterization of a novel functionalized monomers, suitable for polycondensation techniques. Synthesis of polymers, thermoplastic, and elastomeric materials and their physicochemical and thermomechanical characterization as well as investigation of on-demand degradation. Studying the processes of hydrolytic aging, self-healing and self-reinforcement of polymer-based materials.